If you’re like most people, your home is your sanctuary. A place of comfort and security after a long day or week at work. Being robbed or attacked in this safe haven can be one of the most frightening experiences ever. Especially when it happens to us, we feel violated and unsafe in our own homes.
What if I told you that you can secure your home, while still maintaining a cozy atmosphere that is not intimidating to guests?
There are locksmiths in New Zealand that can help by installing some very easy safety measures. Here are some simple ways to make your home more secure!
You may already have deadbolts on all of your locks right now, especially if you rent, but did you know that some cheaper deadbolts can be broken with a small screwdriver? But there are more secure options. The key factors to consider are:
- Size and shape of premises
- Number of levels
- Quantity of doors – Main entry/exit doors and internal doors
- Number of windows
- Door and Window material (Wood, Aluminium)
The features that your overall Lock solution should include are:
- Deadbolts – Front and Back Doors
- Restricted Keys
- Window Locks
- Ranch Slider locks where required
- Patio Bolts where required
Optional accessories may include:
- Upgrade to 6-Pin Deadbolt for the ability to add restricted keys
- Restricted keys
- Additional deadbolts
- Window Locks
- Window Stays
- Secure viewer
- Matching Knobsets
- Upgrade Colour/Material (Polished Brass, Antique Bronze)
- Ranch Slider locks
- Patio Bolts
There is a simple reason to add a deadlock to your home. Simply put, the more locks there are on your door, the harder it will be for opportunistic thieves to get inside or vandalize your home.
If you have locks, but are worried about the locks being broken, they can also recommend locks that are difficult to pick or locks with keys that can’t be replicated easily, such as the restricted keys listed above.
Your local locksmith has locks that are both cheap and difficult to pick, so do not feel as though you have to spend a ton of money for locks that provide good security.
And lastly, locksmiths recommend simply keeping windows locked when you leave your home or when you go to sleep. Windows are an easy way for thieves to break into your home, so keep them locked. They do not have to be visible from street level either.
Again, ask your local locksmith how to secure your windows.
By doing these things, you are taking the right steps toward increasing security at your home.